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Sterling Promises Stellar Future for Vredenburg Premises

Sterling Promises Stellar Future for Vredenburg Premises   We can hardly contain our excitement in announcing our move to our new premises.  There’s a palpable air of the promise of remarkable things. We’re just getting started!   Although change is always bittersweet and great memories were made in our...

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A bigger and better Training Force Durban

After months of searching for the ideal location for the new Training Force Durban offices, the perfect premises were found opposite the old Training Force office block in the very same business park.   After brainstorming and planning what to do with the new, larger space, permission was granted...

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Understanding YES (Youth Employment Scheme) initiatives

Understanding YES (Youth Employment Scheme) initiatives   On the 27th of March 2018, the President of the Republic of South Africa launched the Youth Employment Services (YES) Initiative, a business-led collaboration with government and labour, which aims to create more than one million paid internships for black youth. Its...

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LINKING TRAINING TO INDUSTRY AT THE SALDANHA BAY IDZ

In 2016, Training Force formed an important partnership with the Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone (SBIDZ).   As a result, Training Force’s engineering and construction training centre in Vredenburg, on the West Coast, was able to facilitate a welding skills programme with 20 learners. The programme was initiated by...

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Britehouse Success

The Standard Bank Awards are presented every year to corporates in several categories. The competition is fierce and companies qualify by being nominated by various organisations.   One of the most competitive titles, the Standard Bank Top Women’s Award for Skills Development 2017, was awarded to Dimension Data Britehouse....

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Which skills are lacking in S.A?

Skills shortages have been an issue for South Africa for some time now and this is further compounded by the growing need for technical and digital skills   A National Scarce Skills List of the top hundred scarce skills is regularly drawn up by the Department of Higher Education...

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How Can South Africa Empower the Future Citizens of the Economy?

It’s no secret that South Africa’s youth are suffering from high levels of social dislocation and marginalisation due to amplified levels of unemployment, inequality and skills shortages across the country which in turn prevents them from becoming active economic citizens.   According to StatSA, 66% of the total population...

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Accelerating Skills Development and Shining Light in Dark Places

According to Statistics South Africa, the local unemployment rate is currently 27.7% which is the highest it’s been since September 2003. Statistician-general Pali Lehohla says that unemployment remained high among those with an education level of less than matric at 33.1%, which is 5.4 percentage points higher than the...

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